Thursday, September 19, 2013

Made by Hand: Kimono Top

It's Thursday, so that means it's Made by Hand day over at Christina's
Pop over to see more handmade goodness :)



Made by hand here this week is a summer top made from a vintage panel of Japanese 
fabric (found at this very special Etsy store). 



It was a very narrow panel, so I cut it in half and joined the sides to make the front panel of 
the top. 



I used some navy cotton and linen jersey from my stash for the back, bodice and trimmings :)



Hope you've had fun making too :)

18 comments:

  1. Oooh la la, that's lovely. I want one too!

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  2. Fab Kylie, you will as my Grandma used to say, cut a dash in that one.

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    1. I can't wait to cut my dash Jane! :) Kx

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  3. Love it! And as you say a very special Etsy store indeed. S:)

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    1. Thanks Sally :) The piece I bought wasn't anywhere near as expensive as those other pieces... just felt I should say that ;) Thanks for stopping by. Kx

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  4. it's absolutely beautiful Kylie! And I love the addition at the top and bottom...stunning x

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    1. Thanks Karen... those bits were born out of necessity (the fabric wasn't big enough!)
      Kx

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  5. It's beautiful! I love that the size of the fabric didn't put you off and you were able to make such a striking garment. Is there no end to your talent? Hook, needle, sewing machine, lino, screen printing... what other secret skills do you have?! :)

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    1. haha, oh how I wish! ;) Thanks for your lovely words Christina :) Kx

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  6. So lovely... what gorgeous fabric to work with! What pattern did you use for the top? I sooo need to make some tops for myself... Summers nearly here... Yikes!

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    1. Thanks Lamina :) I actually used my own pattern I designed for my t-shirts but I had to tweak it for this one as it's non-stretch fabric. Summer is already here in Brisbane - it was 32ºC yesterday! Have fun making :) Kx

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  7. So pretty! That kimono fabric is wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Dana :) It is a great fabric and so soft too. Kx

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  8. what a lovely top; it will be great on you!
    I suppose you gonna wear this gem yourself :)
    xx

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    1. Hi Renilde! Yes I am :) Thanks for your lovely words. Kx

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  9. I love this Kylie. A nice combo. I agree with Renilde too - glad to hear it's a keeper for yourself x

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    1. Thanks Evie :) I actually wore it just yesterday here in France :) So comfy. Kx

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